Friday 23rd July 2021

Good morning everyone! Please find attached your daily slides for Friday 23rd of July.

We thought a fun way to end your week was to share an OLYMPIC THEMED day of learning with you!

Please note: there are many slides and activities available. Please don’t feel pressured to complete them all. Have a look at the learning tasks and see which interests you and complete as many as you’d like! Don’t forget to pace yourself, take your necessary wellbeing breaks and have fun. We can’t wait to see what you get up to!

Have a wonderful and restul weekend. The Year 3 teachers are so very proud of all your efforts. Nothing goes unoticed. Congratulations on a great week of Remote Learning Year 3!

Week 2, Monday 19th July Remote Learning

Reconciliation Connectors Faith Night this Thursday

Don’t forget to make a booking for our Reconciliation Connectors Faith Night, which will be held online this Thursday evening at 5pm and at 7pm. All Reconciliation candidates and their families are asked to attend one session.

See booking details below:

Welcome Back Grade 3’s!

We hope you had a fabulous holiday and are ready to begin Term 3. It is still freezing outside and we encourage you to bundle up in your winter warmers to school. Remember to bring in your gumboots, jackets, gloves, scarves and beanies and ensure that each item is clearly labelled with your first and last name.

We are looking forward to another term of fun and learning.

Morning Gatherings

Dear Families,

We invite all families to virtually join us for Morning Gatherings via Zoom.

You can access the Zoom link provided each week in the weekly newsletter or on the school calendar in the Skoolbag app


Courage and Trust- Wednesdays 9:10am -9:30am

Inspire and Focus- Fridays 9:10am -9:30am

We look forward to sharing our celebration of learning with you!

Year 3 Students and Teachers 

Wednesday 9th June 2021 – Silly Sock Day

Good evening families,

This Wednesday, on the 9th of June is our first Winter Wednesday. We aim to raise awareness for St Vincent de Paul who help and provide warm essentials to the less fortunate in our community. Students are invited to join our Google Meets in their crazy and colourful socks to show support. We cannot wait too see those silly socks!

Monday 7th June 2021

Daily Slides and St. Vinnies Video (please scroll down)

Raising Awareness for St. Vinnies Silly Sock Day Winter Wednesday!

This Wednesday is our first Winter Wednesday, with a focus on raising awareness for St Vincent de Paul by wearing SIlly Socks. Two of our Mini Vinnies team have filmed a a video. Please watch!

Friday 4th June 2021

Dear families,

Today we are celebrating Reconciliation Week. Reconciliation Week is a time for us all to recognise our traditional owners, deepen our understanding of our story and work towards reconciliation. This year’s theme is MORE THAN A WORD. RECONCILIATION TAKES ACTION. 

Today’s learning experiences can be completed as a family after your Morning Meet. At the end of today, create one seesaw post with your learning to share with your homegroup teacher.

Year 3 Mass

Good evening Year 3 friends and families

Year 3 would like to invite you to our year 3 level mass. This will be schedulled this Friday at 12:00pm.

Based on current restrictions, year 3 families can still celebrate mass. Please remember to:

  1. Sign in with a QR code at reception.
  2. Wear a face mask in line with restrictions.
174,204 Face Mask Illustrations & Clip Art

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to celebrate mass with you!

Learning Conversations

Learning Conversations are an opportunity for parents and teachers to meet to discuss student achievement, progress against the curriculum and ongoing learning goals.

Learning Conversations will take place on:

Tuesday 25th May 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Wednesday 26th May 1:30pm – 6:00pm

Please note the early finish on Wednesday 26th May.

This term, Learning Conversations will be held onsite at school or online using Whereby video conferencing. You will be prompted to select your preference when booking through School Interviews. 

Details of your Learning Conversation will also be sent as an email to you when you book.

Senior students are encouraged to accompany their parents to their learning conversation.

Mother’s Day Celebrations: Friday 7th.

SMCM kindly invite the special women in our lives to join in our Mother’s Day celebrations tomorrow afternoon at 2.30pm. When the gates open please go to the learning space of your youngest child.

Please help us to be Covid Safe by:

Inviting only two visitors per family to attend

Checking in via the QR code before entering the learning space

Wearing a face mask as social distancing won’t be possible

We look forward to seeing everyone!


Good afternoon families,

NAPLAN for our Year 3 student will commence next week. The students have enjoying the preparation of looking at different question types and strategies to problem solve and answer questions.

A friendly reminder that students will complete NAPLAN using their school chromebook devices and will require headphones to complete the various tests. Can you please make sure your child has working headphones at school by Monday! These headphones can stay at school as they are a helpful for students to complete their normal learning activities at school. Thank you for your support.

We wish our Year 3 students all the best as they participate in NAPLAN next week.

Term 2 Overview

Good afternoon everyone

Our Year 3 Term 2 Overview is now ready to view. To access it, please click the Term Overview tab above.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Year 3 teachers

Cross Country next Tuesday

Good morning families,

I hope you’re all well. Just passing on information from Yolanda’s post in yesterday’s newsletter.


Coming up we will be running our first SMCM school cross country carnival. Year 3 & 4 will be held next Tuesday afternoon 27th April ( dependent on weather) and our Year 5 & 6 students carnival will be held on  Wednesday 28th April  afternoon. Both at 2.40-3.20pm. Spectators and helpers are more than welcome to attend. Let me know if you would like to be an official on either day.

The top 8 boys and girls from each age group will then be invited to attend the District Cross country carnival at Bundoora Park on June 4th. This event will start at 1030am-2.00pm. The Under 10 will run 2 kms whilst the under 11 and under 12 will be 3 kms.  It has always proven to be a very successful event. The divisional carnival will be held at the same venue on May 25th. The Metro carnival is on 16th May.

If there are any questions or concerns, or wanting to help out any of the above events please feel free to contact Yolanda on


The Year 3 homegroups Courage, Focus and Trust will already be in sports uniform on Tuesday, as it is their ordinary sports day. However the Inspire homegroup will need to remember to wear ther sports uniform on Tuesday.

Happy running Grade 3!


Dear Year Three,

A reminder that all students are required to have a pair of headphones at school to support their learning. These headphones are regularly used for learning activities in the homegroup and will also be required to complete NAPLAN testing. Please ensure that all headphones are labelled and working.

Beats Studio3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones - Red - Apple (AU)

Winter Warmers!

Term 2 has once again brought with it the chilly weather!

We encourage you all to bring in your gumboots, jackets, gloves and beanies. Please make sure that each item of clothing is clearly labelled with your first and last name.

It would be wonderful if each family could contribute one to two boxes of tissues to help with our sniffles!

Kids' Hometown Down Hooded Jacket

School Photos – Monday 29th March

Good afternoon Year 3 families.

Just a reminder that Monday, 29th March is school photos.

Students will be required to come to school in their full summer school uniform.

Looking forward to seeing your smiling faces! Say cheese!!!

Wear a splash of blue on Friday for Caritas!

Last week we raised an amazing $541 for Caritas Project Compassion. Well done SMCM – giving to others (almsgiving) is an important part of Lent and it helps us to become closer to God.

This week’s Caritas Friday fundraiser links to Margret’s story. Margaret is a teacher at a vocational school for deaf students in the Solomon Islands. Margret and her students face water shortages and they have to walk off campus twice a day to collect safe drinking water. 

How would you feel if you were Margret?

How did Caritas help Margret and her students?

Sacramental Bookings 2021

Dear Parents 

Our online booking system for the Parish Sacramental celebrations will open at 6pm tonight. Please book one Sacramental Celebration time that suits your family. This year, students who have been baptised will celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation.


Online booking code for Reconciliation: dw4yq


Tuesday 3rd August @ St Peter’s Catholic Church, Epping  5.30pm or 7.15pm Wednesday 4th August @ St Peter’s Catholic Church, Epping 5:30pm or 7:15pm 
Thursday 5th August @ Glowrey Catholic Primary School, Wollert 5:30pm or 7:15pm 
Tuesday 10th August @ St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Sacred Space, Epping North Wednesday 11th August @ St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Sacred Space, Epping North5:30pm or 7:15pm 
Thursday 12th August @ St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Sacred Space, Epping North5:30pm or 7:15pm 

How to book online:

Go to and follow these simple instructions. Please use the code that is relevant to your child.

Simply enter the code and press “Go”

Enter your details

Select your Sacramental Celebration

When you click FINISH, your Sacramental Celebration selection will be emailed to you automatically. 

If you do not receive your email immediately – 

Check your junk mail folder AND make sure you have spelt your email address correctly 

For parents that do not have internet access, a computer will be available at Reception for parents to make their own bookings.

Kind regards

Claire and Anna          

Welcome to Term 1 Week 2 of Year 3!

Good evening Year 3 and families.

We hope you’ve had an opportunity to reenergise, reconnect and relax over the break.

It’s been great to see you all during our family meetings last Friday and also today.

Below is some information regarding each home group’s timetable. It is hoped it will help with your child’s organisation.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Have a wonderful night,

Year 3 Teachers

Catherine, Claudia, Karen, Mariegold, Mia, Olivia, Samantha and Rebeccah


Where do I find the information? 

What resources will help answer my questions? (Internet, people, resource centre, organisations, print). Discuss with students what a reliable source is.

These resources below are to help you locate information about Natural Disasters: 

National Geographic – Natural Disaster 

Natural disaster facts for kids

Together again at SMCM!

The First Days of School- Top 3 Things Teachers Can Do to Start the Year  off Right! – Teaching for God's Glory

Congratulations parents, you did it! Remote Learning 3.0 is over! Thank you so much from the Year 3 teachers for all of your support and kindness.

We are so excited to see you back at school on Monday! It feels like it has been so long since we have seen you all in person and we can’t wait to go back to MacKillop Views and spend the rest of 2020 together!

Don’t forget to get dropped off at the correct gate in the morning and bring all your resources back such as your chromebook, charger, books and pencilcases. Below is a map to remind yourself of where you need to be dropped off:

Below is a video to help you prepare for the return to school! There are some things that may look a little bit different but we can’t wait to be back together again at SMCM!

Below is our Weekly Reminders slides, this will help you to know what uniform to wear for each day as well as reminders such as lunch orders, specialist days and library days.

Have a restful weekend, pack your school bag ready for Monday and don’t forget to wear your biggest smile! We are so looking forward to seeing you on Monday!

Week 1: Friday, 9th October

Woo hoo! It is Fri-Quiry day today. Get ready to explore and investigate ‘Space’. Remember to be ready to join a Google Meet of your choice at 12pm. This information can be found on slide 9.

Just a quick reminder about our Fri-Quiry!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all as excited about Fri-Quiry as we are!

Just a quick reminder that you will need to choose one of the activities listed on the invitation below and you will need to have the resources and materials ready if you would like to join that activity! This will be happening at 12pm!

Madeline made a few mistakes on the last invitation, so please double check this one to make sure that you have the correct materials! (Sorry everyone!)

Looking forward to seeing you dressed up with your space cool accessories!

See you Friday!

Specialist Wednesday!

Welcome to our Term 4 Week 1 Specialist Wednesday, everyone!
I hope you all had a great, restful holiday!

As usual, Specialist slides are below, including Performing Arts, PE and Japanese. 

Friendly reminders for the day;

  • You have a Morning Meet with Yumi at 9:00 am 
  • The nickname for the Meet is, YR3
  • Email us directly when you have questions, not your Home Group teacher

We look forward to seeing your new learning on Seesaw!
Have a wonderful Specialist Day, everyone!

From Jess, Yolanda and Yumi


Performing Arts